Updated to include information on XC Trains Ltd v CD and others, in which the EAT considered whether or not the employer's requirement to work on Saturdays was justifiable indirect sex discrimination.
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Updated to include information about the forthcoming gender pay gap reporting requirement.
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On this week's XpertHR Weekly, we discuss sexual harassment in the workplace.
An employment tribunal has awarded a zero hours contract worker £19,500 after her employer failed properly to investigate allegations that her line manager, who decided how many hours' work she was given, had sexually harassed her.
The employment tribunal in this case had the unusual task of deciding whether or not a female employee was sexually harassed when she witnessed her male line manager and another man re-enacting a scene from the film Ghost at an office party. While the tribunal found that this incident was not harassment under the Equality Act 2010, the employer was ordered to pay the claimant £2,000 for several other incidents that displayed her line manager's "predilection for innuendo", and to reimburse £1,200 in tribunal fees to the claimant.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the bands of compensation for injury to feelings caused by unlawful discrimination should be uplifted by 10%. The EAT also held that an employee must make a complaint in writing to trigger a formal grievance procedure.
In this unusual tribunal decision, a male employee successfully claimed sexual harassment against two other men, including the owner of the business.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to harassment in relation to sex.